Merton Council – Parking Consultation 2020

At Merton we really welcome the views of all organisations and association in our borough. As such we are writing to you to inform you and invite you to complete the consultation questionnaire regarding our proposal for emission based parking charges. The principle of emission-based charging is that the less polluting the vehicle, the less the charge, and the more polluting, the higher the charge.

Merton is committed to maximising wherever possible the benefits for all road users, residents, pedestrians and visitors to Merton. Merton’s key transport objectives are to; reduce the vehicular emissions that contribute to poor air quality; minimise traffic congestion; ensure safety for all road users; improve public health through increasing the use of active travel modes and; ensure good accessibility to employment, education and key services for all residents.

To achieve these objectives the Council will aim to reduce journeys particularly by car, encourage the use of sustainable modes of travel and where vehicle use is necessary support a switch to lower emissions model.

Merton already manages parking in the Borough in a way that contributes towards our strategic transport objectives including through the use of parking charges. This proposal seeks to further strengthen our approach to parking by introducing an emissions based charging model that will aim to address the vehicular emissions that contribute towards climate change and poor air quality.

To find more detailed information regarding the proposal and the benefits of the proposal, please go to our dedicated web page www.merton.gov.uk/parkingconsultation2020 with ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and details of the proposal, with the opportunity to complete a questionnaire and make ‘representations’ on behalf of your organisation.

The consultation web page went live on Thursday 10th September and is open until Friday 23rd October.